Up-to-date road conditions online at

:
www.dot.nd.gov/travel-inIo/
Weather for trip planning online at:
nddot.meridian-enviro.com/public/
NDHP online at:
www.nd.gov/ndhp/contact.html
ndhpinIo¸nd.gov
Blowing snow, compacted snow, ice and black
ice can challenge even the most highly-skilled
drivers during the winter in North Dakota.
However, the common-sense Iactors that
infuence the severity oI crashes in warmer
seasons also have a signifcant impact on the
number and severity oI crashes in the winter.
REMEMBER TO:
· Slow down observe speed limits and match
your speed to road conditions.
· Never utilize cruise control on slippery
roads.
· ABS Brakes apply a steady frm pressure
on brake pedal.
· Use safety equipment iI you`re in a crash
and you are using seat belts and other saIety
equipment, you are 11 times more likely to
survive.
· Stay sober drugs and alcohol dramatically
increase your odds oI having a Iatal crash.
· Stay awake Iatigue and Ialling asleep at the
wheel are signifcant risks.
· Don`t Crowd the Plow stay well back and
never drive through 'white-outs.¨
· Stay with your vehicle iI you become
stranded, it is saIer to stay with your vehicle
than it is to walk Ior help.
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· Tires make sure suitable Ior winter driving
· Exhaust leak Iree
· Lights make sure all lighting equipment
is working; turn lights on when visibility
is reduced
· Windshield wipers need to be working
properly
· Heater and deIroster
· Battery properly maintained
· Fuel system keep Iuel tank Iull
· Check road report
· Plan your route
· Let someone know your trip plan
· Don`t deviate
· Stay alert
· Maintain a slow and steady speed
· Don`t have wheels turned to the leIt while
waiting at a traIfc light to make a leIt turn
· II caught in a blizzard stay in your vehicle
· II stranded, attempt to park your vehicle
Iacing into the wind
· Keep tailpipe clear oI snow
· Cell phone
· Shovel
· Tire chains
· Booster cables
· Fire extinguisher
· Windshield scraper
· Bright red or orange cloth
· Flashlight
· Sleeping bag or blankets/layered clothing
· 50 It. nylon cord
· 3 lb. coIIee can
· Candle and matches
· Drinking water and high energy Iood
In case of an emergency:
Dial 911
Weather / Road ¡nformation - Dial 511

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